German migrant rescue ship captain goes before Italian court

Carola Rackete, the 31-year-old Sea-Watch 3 captain, disembarks from a Finance police boat and is escorted to a car, in Porto Empedocle, Italy July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

AGRIGENTO, Italy (Reuters) – The German captain of a charity rescue ship appeared before a court in Sicily on Monday after she was arrested for forcing her way into an Italian port carrying migrants she had rescued off the Libyan coast. The initial hearing in the city of Agrigento was meant to decide whether Carola […]

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